interested in graduate school and plans.
Why you are interested in graduate school and what are your plans after you receive your degree?
o What influenced you to choose the field?
o Why are you interested in the program and specialization to which you are applying? Please note that your personal/professional goals must be in line with the specialization to which you are applying.
• Academic Experience o Describe your previous undergraduate and graduate academic experience; if you do not have the specialization background, you may want to explain how you plan to apply your prior academic skills to your chosen specialization.
o You may include any experiences (e.g., study abroad, unique work or research experience) that influenced your choice of graduate program/specialization.
o Explain any inconsistencies in academic record or work experience. If your GPA is not what you would have liked, explain special personal, physical or family circumstances that may have adversely affected your GPA.
Address prior research experience, significant research papers/projects or other research accomplishments in your field. If you do not have any prior research experience, you must indicate that under this section in a complete sentence.
• Work /Other Experience
o What is your prior work experience? Include any volunteer work and/or extracurricular activities that complement your career decision. If you do not have any relevant experience, you should indicate this. You can also address any cultural knowledge or experiences you may have acquired that may better prepare you for the field.